Rosemead in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
John Guess, Jr.
— Savannah Memorial Park —
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 34° 4.902′ N, 118° 4.028′ W. Marker is in Rosemead, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Valley Boulevard east of Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9263 Valley Blvd, Rosemead CA 91770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Alice Rogers (here, next to this marker); John Guess Sr. (here, next to this marker); Elwood Wiggins (here, next to this marker); Andrew J. King (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas Smith (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas A. MayesArchie N. Wiggins (a few steps from this marker); Samuel King (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosemead.
1. Distinguished Service Cross Citation
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Guess, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Assisted by another sergeant, and leading a combat group across an open valley under constant hostile fire, Sergeant Guess completed the capture of four machine-gun nests and three prisoners. He was seriously wounded in the encounter and died soon afterwards.
— Submitted July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.